Julie Claire

Eroding the Ego, part 1 ♥ L’Érosion de l’Égo, partie 1

This world can often feel like a dark place to be, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is such a thing as choice, and it is within reach for those who are brave enough to go into their inner darkness, armed only with the light of their consciousness, willing to obliterate the darkness and shine it away into oblivion. What that choice entails, at the core, is complete surrender – not to the world and its requirements, not to the pain and suffering we see in it, and especially not to what ego has to say about it, whether yours or someone else’s.

Affronter ses problèmes est une stratégie d’évitement ♥ To deal with your issues is an avoidance tactic

Ce n’est pas en faisant face aux problèmes reliés au soi que ceux-ci se règlent, mais plutôt en les transcendant. Est-ce que dire cela semble une dérobade, une façon d’éviter de leur faire face? Bien sûr que oui, mais s’attarder sur et tenter de régler nos problèmes est le réel échappatoire. C’est notre façon d’éviter le vrai combat, en s’engageant dans des petites batailles mineures.

The real starting point ♥ Le vrai point de départ

Note from Julie: A couple more quotes from Jed McKenna’s book Spiritual Warfare will be arriving in your inbox before we are officially done with The Enlightenment Trilogy. I know they are long quotes, and if you don’t have time to read them you can of course just delete them but you can also put them aside for when you would have some time to ponder what he is saying. The full set of quotes I’ve sent from him pretty much cover the essence of each of the three books. Also I will make it a habit to put the content of each Newsletter I send by email on the site as a blog post, for future reference and availability. The site is coming along well, but far from done. You’re welcome to explore it, or its backbone anyways since its content is still being developed or re-worked from the old site. Feel free to give me suggestions or comments regarding the site. It is a highly creative process and I’m just flowing with it – a wonderful experience for me of getting away from hyper structured idea development in academia. By the way, to those who knew I was in a PhD program, I am letting go of that goal. I am moving on, or should I say, moving out (of my head)! It is possible that that was the goal all along, to give me time to really see that the ego drive for status and ‘being right’ has left the building of Julie, or what’s left of Julie anyways. It feels good to drop it, it’s like a new way of being in which whatever isn’t aligned with my new frequencies is just falling off. Of course there is still some ego in me resisting, telling me it’s not ok to quit or to stop doing things to ‘prove my worth’, but as I keep slicing off its hooks, that voice sounds more and more like a little child having a tantrum, a little child slowly realising that it doesn’t work anymore and it’s time to grow up. 😉

-Marianne Ouellet, Directrice et Professeur à Ton Yoga, Gatineau, Québec

La méditation avec Julie est unique… elle m’a transportée par la justesse et la richesse du vocabulaire mais aussi parce que Julie est vraie et passionnée. Elle sait être terre à terre tout en voyant les merveilles du monde invisible, de l’intérieur. Elle a réussi à faire connaître à la yogi que je suis des nouvelles techniques de respiration, a induit dans mon esprit des concepts apaisants, enracinants. Honnêtement, sa méditation a été un moment fort du festival, j’en suis repartie sereine, inspirée et éclairée. Merci Julie!

La quête extérieure VS le regard intérieur ♥ External Seeking VS Internal Looking

« Nous pouvons continuer à nous dire à quel point nous sommes merveilleux, à quel point nous sommes braves et que notre esprit est vif et plein d’entrain, mais cela fait partie de la pathologie inhérente à notre trouble du sommeil. On peut continuer nos explorations et investigations dans les tréfonds de l’espace et les fonds souterrains de l’océan et les laboratoires, afin de maintenir notre conviction que nous sommes des explorateurs courageux de l’inconnu, mais cela n’est qu’un autre symptôme de cette même pathologie. Toutes et chacune de nos poursuites extérieures sont considérées nobles et importantes, car nous faisons tous et toutes parties du même club, et telles en sont les règles. Comment est-ce possible que nous en sommes essentiellement au même niveau de développement qu’où nous en étions rendus au point le plus ancien de notre histoire écrite? Pourquoi est-ce que notre environnement extérieur est constamment en train de changer, mais que notre paysage intérieur reste le même? Parce que voilà la première règle de ce club :

Personal revolution or collective evolution? ♥ Révolution personnelle ou évolution collective?

‘Human spirituality is not an effective path to freedom, as it poses no threat to the status quo. The spiritual marketplace is a state-sanctioned enterprise. It is part of the delusion, not the way out of it. Spiritual and religious practices in the dream-state do not result in progress. It’s not that they’re bad at it, but that it’s outside their scope. The kind of evolution needed to wake up from the segregated, egoic-bound dream-state is on a much more personal level. It’s not about what people can do together, but what one person can do alone; a serious person who is willing to make a fresh start and play the game as it is, not as they’ve been told or as they might wish it is.

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